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Edible French

You can be as mellifluous as the French with these common food idioms (we also included their eminently charming English translations).

When Guys Get Sick

It’s not the sniffling and sneezing and watery eyes that mar one’s beauty while sick. It’s the whining and feigning helplessness and other cold-related drama that are so gosh dang annoying.

Corn Dogs

Corn dogs, that ubiquitous county fair food, played a crucial, almost divine role, in keeping David alive during a detour in Dallas. Recipe included.

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How to Avoid Holiday Angst

Sometimes you just gotta laugh. If you need help with that, try on these holiday angst-avoidant cartoons.

I’ve Always Wanted To Be Jewish

Ever hear of religion envy? Mary Giuliani’s got it bad. Here she tells about her struggles in not being born Jewish.

Morning Harvest

David brags about his latest harvest and expresses dismay at blight and Japanese beetles and creepers and other garden horrors.

Leite’s Loves…The Mantry

David, frantic for a Father’s Day gift, is stunned to find hipster food from Brooklyn that he loves. He thinks your dude will love it, too.

See What Happens When You Avoid Writing?

What do you get when you mix a writer, a padded envelope, a Vitamix, and a very long and unproductive afternoon?

Bottle of the Sexes

Do real women drink red? This essay from wine writer Lettie Teague challenges some annoyingly pervasive gender wine stereotypes.

​What to Talk About

How to strike up a conversation at a cocktail party, in an elevator with your boss’s boss, and other potentially awkward situations.

How Not to Talk to a Fat Person

This tactful treatise is David Leite’s attempt to school the rest of us on the right way to communicate with a fat person.

Intoxerated And Other Ways To Say “Drunk”

Given that there are so many forms of drunkenness—some prettier than others—shouldn’t there be a unique way to describe each?

Nursery Rhymes For Parents

All your favorite nursery rhyme characters—all grown up, new to parenthood, and in desperate need of a stiff drink.

Thanksgiving Scenes

The most memorable best food scenes in movies and TV. When Harry Met Sally and Big Night are just the beginning.

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